Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The weirdest thing happened to me. I reinstalled OSX Lion on my macbook, and when all done I noticed how I could not switch between application windows on different spaces using cmd + tab.

I'm positive I've been able to jump to different application windows that are on different space before. Now it will only switch to another application window if it's on the same space. If it's on another space, it will switch to the app but remain on the same space.

I've also noticed how I cannot jump to application windows on other spaces when I single click their icons in the dock.

Is there a stupid setting I've missed, or have I been living in a wonderful fantasy for many months while using Lion?

share|improve this question
2  
You may want to add your answer as an actual answer to this question, to make it easier to find for others. –  jmlumpkin Feb 12 '12 at 0:36
    
Welcome to Ask Different! Please post your solution as an answer to the question. Please take a look at the FAQs for more info. Thanks. –  Nathan Greenstein Feb 12 '12 at 1:17
add comment

2 Answers 2

Have you got an existing screen sharing connection? It is one of the main reasons why switching between applications does not work. Failing that try restarting the dock by opening a Terminal window and enter the following command:

killall Dock

share|improve this answer
    
I have not, and I tried killall Dock but it's still the same. :/ –  beholder Feb 12 '12 at 0:04
add comment

Solution: I had overlooked the option "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application" which can be found under System Preferences » Mission Control. Check this box and tabbing between all the windows works.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.